MIFF By-the-Sea 11: IT HAPPENED HERE: NEW ENGLAND STORIES - CHANGE THE SUBJECT
Sep 13 - 15, Sat 7:45, Sun 4:00
In the Dartmouth College library, a student discovers that information on the topic of undocumented U.S. immigrants is filed under the subject “Illegal Aliens.” Asking the librarian if the xenophobic term could be changed she discovers that the term originated in the Library of Congress. Thus begins a journey to overturn the way racist terminology affects even “objective” language and categorization in US culture.
shown with: WE WERE AN ISLAND
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